NEWS & ANALYSIS

Russian Arrested for Botnet Attack on Amazon

A Russian hacker was arrested last week in Cyprus on an international warrant for a 2008 denial-of-service attack on Amazon.com.

Morning Security Brief: MTA to Increase Security, Printers At Risk for Hacking, Beth Israel Breach, and More

MTA stationing more officers around high crime stations. Printer vulnerabilities not being taken seriously. BYOD policy led to Beth Israel breach. And more.

Cybersecurity Legislation Revised in Light of Opposition

Sen. Joe Lieberman has revised a bill to make mandatory cybersecurity provisions optional. Lieberman submitted the revised bill in hopes of getting Senate approval.

Morning Security Brief: ‘Dark Knight’ Shooting, Grum Botnet Taken Down, Bulgaria Bombing Suspect, and More

A shooting at a movie premier leaves 14 dead. A security company collaborates with ISPs to take down Grum. CCTV video of Bulgaria bombing suspect released. And more.

Man Who Snooped on Wife’s E-mails Cleared of Cybercrime Charges

Prosecutors have dropped all charges against Leon Walker, the Michigan man who faced federal cybercrime charges for snooping into his wife’s e-mails.

Yahoo Fixes Security Vulnerability

Yahoo says it has fixed a security vulnerability that allowed hackers to obtain and expose online about 450,000 user names and passwords.

ICE Seizes 70 Counterfeit Web Sites

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has shuttered 70 Web sites accused of selling counterfeit goods.

Report: Cybersecurity Market to Almost Double in Five Years

The global cybersecurity market is expected to reach $120.1 billion by 2017, nearly twice its current size of $63.7 billion, according to a report by the Dallas-based research and consulting firm MarketsandMarkets.

Encryption Critical in Healthcare

Encryption technology, as well as security protocols and safeguards, are crucial to protecting patient data and complying with regulatory standards.

Court Rules Bank May be Negligent for Fraudulent Transactions

A federal appeals court in Boston ruled Tuesday that a bank may have been negligent in failing to monitor and block fraudulent transactions in 2009 that led to losses of about $345,000 from the account of the plaintiff, the Maine-based company Patco Construction.
 




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